Volunteer Profile: Allyson Heustis

January 22, 2018

Meet Allyson Heustis, the new Conservation Program Coordinator with the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation. She is responsible for projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Allyson will actively update our website and social media pages, and will be publishing the ASCF newsletter. She is excited to be with the Foundation and looks forward to learning about the upcoming 2018 projects.

Allyson completed a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University and a Master of Science from the University of New Brunswick. Before joining the ASCF, she was a Lab and Field Technician for Forest Protection Limited based out of the Canadian Forest Service in Fredericton, NB. She supervised a group of summer students while working in the spruce budworm L2 wash and processing labs. She was the data manager and co-organized the Budworm Tracker Program which utilizes approximately 500 volunteer citizens across the Atlantic Provinces, Québec, Ontario, and Maine to track spruce budworm flight patterns and community data.

In her spare time, Allyson plays rugby with the Fredericton Loyalist Rugby Club and is an active member of its board. She volunteers with the Loyalist Rugby Club as an event coordinator and volunteer organizer, and will be coaching a local high school team this spring. Allyson also enjoys swimming, playing piano, painting, and teaching her dog Bonnie lots of new tricks. Allyson has always been captivated by water, be it fresh or marine, and is thrilled to be involved in facilitating wild Atlantic salmon conservation.